Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's, or ADHD

Eating for Autism: The 10-Step Nutrition Plan to Help Treat Your Child's Autism, Asperger's, or ADHD

by Elizabeth Strickland


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What your child eats has a major impact on his brain and body function. Eating for Autism is the first book to explain how an autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, or ADHD condition can effectively be treated through diet.Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Parents who have followed Strickland's revolutionary plan have reported great improvements in their child's condition, from his mood, sleeping patterns, learning abilities, and behavior to his response to other treatment approaches. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems, Eating for Autism is an essential resource to help a child reach his full potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738212432
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 524,064
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD, is a leading dietician specializing in nutritional therapies for autism spectrum disorders and ADHD, with over twenty years' experience. She lives in Canyon Lake, Texas.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction: Understanding the Autism-Nutrition Connection 1

Part I The Plan

Step 1 Transition Your Child to a Healthy Diet 9

Step 2 Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Basic Nutrients 22

Step 3 Choose a Daily Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement for Your Child 42

Step 4 Increase Your Child's Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake 52

Step 5 Resolve Your Child's Feeding Problem 61

Step 6 Heal Your Child's Gut 79

Step 7 Identify and Treat Food Allergies 91

Step 8 Consider Putting Your Child on a Special Elimination Diet 103

Step 9 Try High Dose Vitamin B6 with Magnesium 119

Step 10 Explore Additional Supplements 128

Part II Gluten- and Casein-Free Recipes For Kid-Friendly Foods

Beverages 148

Breads and Muffins 151

Breakfasts 162

Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts 166

Condiments and Sauces 183

Crackers and Snacks 187

Everyday Meals 192

Microwave Baking 198

Soups 203

Vegetables and Sides 206

Part III Nutritional Information

Appendix 1 Choosing a Registered Dietitian 213

Appendix 2 The Best Dietary Sources for Protein, Fiber, and Calcium 216

Appendix 3 RDA or AI and UL for Vitamins and Minerals 222

Appendix 4 IEP Nutrition Goals and Objectives 227

Appendix 5 Data Collection Forms 231

Appendix 6 Nutritional Detoxification Plan 237

Appendix 7 Laboratory Test 241

Glossary 243

Resources 253

Bibliography 257

Index 279

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Eating for Autism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had heard about special diets for tose with special needs. I didn't look too much into it until I started having problems with my son. He is borderline Aspergers. So I want to do everything I could for him as naturally as possible. I changed his eating according to the book, and now he has been making a turn around. I'm so grateful for that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago